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ERIC Number: EJ1173398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Whose Interests and under Whose Control?: Interest Convergence in Science-Focused School-Community Collaborations
Morrison, Deb
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v13 n1 p85-91 Mar 2018
In this dialogue with Monica Ridgeway and Randy Yerrick's "Whose banner are we waving?: Exploring STEM partnerships for marginalized urban youth," I engage the critical race theory (CRT) tenet of interest convergence. I first expand Derrick Bell's (1980) initial statement of interest convergence with subsequent scholarly work in this area. I then explore ways CRT in general and interest convergence specifically have been applied in the field of education. Using this framing, I examine how interest convergence may be shed new insights into Monica Ridgeway and Randy Yerrick's study. For example, the tenet of interest convergence is used to frame why it was beneficial for the White artist, Jacob, and the Achievement Scholars to collaborate in the service-learning mural. Then the idea of interest divergence is brought into explore the ways in which Jacob benefitted from his participation in the service learning project while the Achievement Scholars were left with an unfinished project which they had to problem solve. To conclude, I provide future directions for the application of interest convergence and divergence to issues facing science education. [For "Whose Banner Are We Waving? Exploring STEM Partnerships for Marginalized Urban Youth," see EJ1173397.]
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Language: English
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